Five Easy Ways to Charge Your Soul

1. Fast from the info fast lane.

Got Twitter jitters? Can’t face Facebook? Fine. Newsflash: One can survive for a day without the omnipresence of technology. (I enjoy Facebook, by the way. But we all need to take breaks.) Let’s shut off our cells and close our doors and meet with our God. (Better yet, head outdoors to a quiet place!) There’s a reason Jesus said: “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)

2. Pray.

Take a break and praise God for Who He is – not just what He does. Join a prayer group at your church or online. If you want to join my online prayer group, Praying Pals, consider yourself invited. It’s meant for the overworked and offers a way to pray each week.

3. Rest.

We’ve all heard it and thought, “Man, that sounds good, but I can’t slow down.” Hey, rest now or be forced to rest later…in the hospital, divorce court, or doctor’s office. Just rest. (I’m the champion of overdoing. So if I can learn to rest, you can too.) Make rest a priority and use the time to seek God’s face – not just His hand. He is beautiful, loving, and true. He is more than enough! Jesus said, “…whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” (John 6:37)

4. Learn to listen to, lean on, and obey Jesus.

He’s our constant companion. Push your stress load to Jesus’ feet and leave it there. Stop the rush. Imagine! We receive a Heavenly call and are called into companionship with the true God! Our Creator didn’t just make us and toss us out to fend for ourselves. He loves us so much and offers His faithfulness and Jesus’ companionship now. Get this power-packed serving of truth: “God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:9)

5. Read God’s text now — the Bible.

Life offers a choice, to listen to God here or hereafter. He always has the final word. He will send us to Heaven or Hell –depending on whether we accepted His gift of salvation through Jesus. Know Him now and you’ll have peace with God. You have a choice — accept or reject Him. You will not have a choice after you die. Choose Heaven. Choose Jesus.

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